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Built Heritage Investment Scheme – Funding for Kildare & Laois

Built Heritage Investment Scheme – Funding for Kildare & Laois

I welcome the news that 11 projects in the constituency have been allocated funding under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme. In addition to supporting owners and custodians of historic and protected structures to safeguard and maintain their properties, this funding will also provide a welcome boost to ...

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€255,000 Investment for Portarlington in Active Travel Grants

€255,000 Investment for Portarlington in Active Travel Grants

Delighted to confirm €255,000 investment for Portarlington in active travel grants. The NTA has allocated €255,000 in funding today to Laois & Offaly County Council for active cycling and walking infrastructure. Portarlington Active Travel Scheme - €180,000 R419 Edenderry Rd, Portarlington - ...

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Our Rural Future

Our Rural Future

I very much welcome the Our Rural Future plan being announced today. It’s an initiative I’ve been pushing for some time now. Great opportunity for the constituency to capitalise on the relocation of workers from Dublin to our rural towns and villages. People should be able to live and work in their own county should ...

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Progress for Portarlington

Progress for Portarlington

Great to see such positive progress taking place in Portarlington & surrounding areas! Some of the major upcoming plans and key projects we will be working on include the Portarlington Regeneration Strategy which will help to tackle dereliction in the town and restore the town centre, the Flood Relief ...

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Welcome to Kildare!

Welcome to Kildare!

We can sometimes overlook what's on our own doorstep, so here are some hidden gems we are lucky enough to enjoy in Kildare.

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Public Consultation Process on the Curragh Plains

Public Consultation Process on the Curragh Plains

I welcome the announcement that a public consultation process has been launched seeking views on the best way to preserve and manage the Curragh Plains. The Curragh plains is a fantastic and unique amenity to have in Kildare and it’s also a national treasure. Particularly during the lockdown, we’ve all seen how ...

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Online Portal now open for Leaving Certificate Students

Online Portal now open for Leaving Certificate Students

The online self-service portal for this year's Leaving Certificate students is open as of this afternoon. You can register for examinations or predicted grades, or both options. Click on the link below to create an account on the portal. You will need: ✅ PPS number ✅ Examinations number ✅ Phone number ✅ Email ...

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Investment needed for Military Housing

Investment needed for Military Housing

I spoke in the Dáil this week about the Land Development Agency Bill 2021. This Bill will accelerate the rollout of housing across the country which will ease the current housing pressure. I focused in particular on two former Military Barracks - Devoy Barracks, Naas and Columb Barracks, Mullingar. Housing ...

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37 New Covid-19 Vaccination Centres for Ireland

37 New Covid-19 Vaccination Centres for Ireland

The 37 Covid-19 vaccination sites which will be used for the public to access a Covid-19 vaccine have been announced. The following three sites will be set up in Kildare, Laois and Offaly. Kildare - Punchestown Racecourse, Naas Laois - Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise Offaly - Faithful Field GAA Centre, ...